This post is part of a series outlining the basics of each seasonal color palette. If you’re looking to become acquainted with the palettes, this is a good place to start.
Common Presentations of True Spring
True Spring, like all seasons, has a huge range in terms of what they can look like. These True Spring celebrity examples are merely a guess, since we can’t know what they would look like in real life with every season tried following proper methodology, however in photos they resemble exemplars I have personally seen. Please keep in mind that any season can present with any hair, skin and eye color.
True Spring Hair Colors: These can range from darker shades of pale blonde to shades of medium brown. The average natural color is probably medium blonde, often with very exaggerated golden undertones. Red hair is seen in this season, but more commonly lighter, softer variations. Darker hair can occur but is less common.
True Spring Eye Colors: Blue and green eyes are seen most frequently in people with this coloring, very often in shades of blue-green. Wearing cooler colors can make the eyes appear to have a grey cast not there in the correct hues. Fully brown eyes are uncommon, though green eyes may have some brown. Eyes of any color often contain bits of yellow.
True Spring Skin tones: Like hair and eyes, True Spring skin tones range from fair to medium, but are most commonly medium-light. Very fair tones can be seen, but more moderate skin tones are more common. Skin in this season may often be prone to flush, which may create a false impression of cool undertones.
True Spring Color Dimensions
True Spring’s predominant color quality is warmth. This doesn’t mean that they must wear only warm shades like yellow and orange, nor that they do not have warmer and cooler choices within a shade (i.e. warmer and cooler pinks), but simply that of all of the palettes other than True Autumn, True Spring people have the least tolerance for coolness in color.
In addition to being warm, True Spring is also moderately bright. They can balance a range of softer or brighter colors, but overall their best colors tend to lean towards brightness.
Finally, True Spring colors are medium-light. Like all palettes this season contains lighter and darker options, but in general colors lean towards lightness.
True Spring Colors
True Spring’s best colors include all of those that fit withing the color dimensions mentioned above, but specifically include vivid coral, peachy pink, tangerine, butter yellow, leaf green, kelly green, turquoise, aqua, and periwinkle. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.
True Spring Neutrals
True Spring’s best neutrals include all of those that fit within the color dimensions mentioned above, but include Chocolate brown, medium navy, medium brown, warm taupe, copper brown, yellow grey. sand, yellow beige and cream. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.
True Spring Makeup
True Spring has a wide array of apricot, tangerine, peach and coral lipsticks to choose from. Medium shades of peachy pink, tangerine and vivid coral are among the most successful choices.
I hope that you’ve found this helpful in learning about the True Spring color palette! If you’re struggling to figure out your coloring, I would be happy to set up a time to talk and see if I can help.